Science Preparatory Workshop

Tuesday, 25 August 2020 (All day) to Thursday, 27 August 2020 (All day)
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Your first year at the University of Ottawa will be an exciting time marked by big changes and great adaptation. Especially given the rapidly changing pandemic situation, we want to help you get a head start on a smooth transition to university life in the Faculty of Science!

This three-day virtual workshop focuses on key skills and knowledge to help you succeed in the Faculty of Science. All students taking a science program can benefit.

This workshop includes a variety of interactive sessions featuring a combination of live and recorded lectures with professors, words from upper-year students and engaging activities. The wide range of topics will answer all your questions and help you prepare for your first-year courses.

The goal of the workshop is to help you learn about:

  • How to take notes, write lab reports and prepare for exams effectively.
  • Workload and required time commitment, as well as time and stress management.
  • The online learning environment used in your classes (take part in introductory lectures from first-year professors).
  • Enriching your university experience through extracurricular or social activities, volunteering and research opportunities.
  • University level laboratories (take part in virtual introductory lab sessions).
  • Resources available to you, such as the Student Academic Success Service (SASS), the Science Students’ Association (SSA), academic help centres and the library.

You will also meet other incoming students to the Faculty of Science, as well as upper-year student mentors and some of your future professors.

Workshop options

The workshop is offered in English and in French. If you can’t attend any of the sessions, the PowerPoint slides and recordings from each presentation will be posted after each session.